Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another First Day Of March

As this first day of March ends - look at this sunset. Almost every evening from my cottage window the sky looks like a painting. I am continually in awe of this beauty. This image hardly does it justice.

The fields are still filled with water from the torrential rains on Sunday. Returning from errands I drive over a small bridge and the customary peaceful water is flowing like the rapids.

A small stream flows into that creek. At this time of year I have always noticed the bright green plants floating in the water and watercress always came to mind.

Just did some investigation and found out so much I did not know. It has some wonderful medicinal qualities. It always warns against picking the watercress and eating from streams that might be polluted. So even though it is beautiful I do not think I will pick some and eat it.
I have been tempted.....

Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe
that I do not want it. Now I understand
why the old poets of China went so far and high
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.

~The Old Poets of China~ Mary Oliver


Sharon said...

Beautiful sunset. I am looking forward to when color returns to our end-of-the-day sky.

Tabor said...

What a rewarding sunset and a great capture. Watercress, I have not eaten that in a long time.

the wild magnolia said...

Fabulous March Sunset, takes my breath away. The water garden, water cress....beautiful photos!

Wonder land, this place you call home.

The Mary Oliver poem, oh yes, I do long to go high in the mountains, and creep into the pale mist. At least once a week.

Blessing and thanks for sharing.

Sky said...

magnificent photogaph!

One Woman's Journey said...

Sharon, Tabor, WM and Sky, thank you for visiting. Have a great day.

Freda said...

The colours of hope. Every Blessing

kerrdelune said...

A magnificent water garden and how it reminds me of springtime on my hill in the Lanark Highlands, how watercress floats in the creek in May. Hope you are enjoying warmer weather... it is still very cold here.

One Woman's Journey said...

Freda and Cate, thank you for visiting me....